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Interesting Links of the Week – August 15, 2008

This week for me has been about returning to normalcy. The political crisis has ended and I have started a new project. These links below were great for re-inspiring me.

Social Change Links of the Week

Collective Lens stimulates social change through visual means by aggregating powerful photographs. In additional to the inspirational photos, the site also features a blog and information on related organizations.

Carnival for Change is hosted by So What Can I Do?, a blog featuring easy ways to make a positive difference in the world. I would highly recommend adding it to your feed reader. This week’s carnival focus on the numerous resources available for social entrepreneurship.

Nonprofit Link of the Week

Rosetta Thurman in Career Empowerment as Co-Creation reminds us that it takes two to make a career. We are responsible for seeking challenges and professional development as much as it is our employer’s responsible to provide both. It’s a great reminder of how much power we have to shape our careers.

Public Health Link of the Week

The Washington Post published an in-depth feature of Helene Gayle, the president of CARE. CARE is one of my most favorite organizations that work in international development. They have a wonderful campaign called I Am Powerful that focuses on empowering women in poverty-stricken regions.

Video of the Week

I know having ExxonMobil and the word responsibility in the same sentence might seem a bit strange. However, ExxonMobil debuted an advocacy commercial at the Olympics describing their corporate social responsibility initiative to raise awareness about fighting malaria. Unfortunately, I can’t embed the ad here, but you can view it on ExxonMobil’s site.

Update: I just found a YouTube link for the ExxonMobil malaria ad via Technology, Health and Development.

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Interesting Links of the Week

Nonprofit Link of the Week

Young nonprofit professionals, take note. Heather Carpenter at Nonprofit Leadership 601 highlights reasons why graduate school is still a good choice for nonprofit professional development.

Public Health Link of the Week

Technology, Health and Development has done a wonderful job aggregating links of the growing uses of mobile phones in global health. This week was Part II and they intend to have a third follow up as well. Mobile phones and health promises to deliver some interesting innovations in helping the poorest of the poor have access to quality health care.

Social Media Link of the Week

Viewzi makes searching the Web visually appealing and interesting. I kind of see this site as a mashup of StumbleUpon and Google. It may not have the perfect search algorithms, but it could be interesting to stumble across media and other materials that are related to what you are looking for.

Video of the Week

Music for Life and Red Cross teamed up together to produce a campaign to raise funds to increase access to drinkable water. I think it is a creative campaign using viral techniques on mainstream media to raise awareness. Check out the video below to learn more.